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NCJ Number: 181923 Find in a Library
Title: Surveillance of Public Space: CCTV, Street Lighting and Crime Prevention
Editor(s): Kate Painter; Nick Tilley
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 272
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
Publication Number: ISBN 1-881798-22-4
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 10 papers examine the role and effectiveness of closed-circuit television (CCTV) and lighting upgrades in crime prevention in Great Britain and suggest the conditions needed for preventive effects to be achieved.
Abstract: Individual chapters distinguish between different forms of guardianship, the assumptions behind them, and the conditions needed for their operation and examine lighting enhancement as a means of crime prevention and present qualitative and quantitative data on the use and cost-effectiveness of lighting. Chapters on the installation of CCTV review literature on the effectiveness of CCTV in reducing crime, disorder, and fear of crime; public attitudes toward the use of CCTV in public places; and the civil liberties implications raised by its use; and examine in detail how operators have used CCTV in three sites. These chapters also present research on the effectiveness of CCTV in a retail setting as a case study for using realistic evaluation and identify nine propositions related to CCTV context-mechanism-outcome configurations. Further chapters evaluate the effectiveness of CCTV in town and city centers in Scotland and England and examine the effects of CCTV as a primary crime prevention approach directed against employee theft and shoplifting in the fashion retailing sector. Figures, tables, notes, and chapter reference lists
Main Term(s): Foreign crime prevention
Index Term(s): Closed circuit television (CCTV); Cost/Benefit Analysis; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Public Opinion of the Police; Services effectiveness
Note: Crime Prevention Studies, Volume 10
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